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Marx Brothers

noun
1.
a family of U.S. comedians, including Julius Henry, (“Groucho”), 1890–1977, Arthur, (Adolph Marx) (“Harpo”), 1888–1964, Leonard, (“Chico”), 1887–1961, and Herbert, (“Zeppo”), 1901–79.
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Marx Brothers

/mɑːks/
noun
1.
the. a US family of film comedians, esp Arthur Marx, known as Harpo (1888–1964), Herbert Marx, known as Zeppo (1901–79), Julius Marx, known as Groucho (1890–1977), and Leonard Marx, known as Chico (1886–1961). Their films include Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horsefeathers (1932), Duck Soup (1933), and A Day at the Races (1937)
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A family of American film comedians who flourished in the 1930s; Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera are two of their films. The brothers included the wisecracking, cigar-smoking Groucho; the harp-playing, woman-chasing Harpo, who never spoke but beeped a bicycle horn instead; and the piano-playing, Italian-accented Chico. A fourth brother, Zeppo, appeared in a few films, but a fifth brother, Gummo, did not appear in any.

Note: Groucho Marx later had a successful career on television and as a nightclub entertainer.
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